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South Africa summons U.S. diplomat to explain Trump comment

South Africa summons U.S. diplomat to explain Trump comment

"Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments?" he asked, referring to lawmakers who were meeting with him in the Oval Office on Thursday when Trump is said to have made the comments.

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo called the remark "extremely unfortunate" and said, "We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country".

The UN has also branded as racist, the reported remark branding Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African nations as "shithole countries".

Botswana summoned the USA ambassador to the country to "clarify if Botswana is regarded as a "shithole" country", according to a foreign ministry statement calling Trump's comments "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist".

The U.S. has about a little over 6,000 forces in Africa in about 53 different countries, where they focus on countering extremist groups and illicit activity, as well as peacekeeping, humanitarian aid and disaster response.

"I think this man, this president, is taking us back to another place", John Lewis, a Georgia congressman who was on the front lines of the 1960s civil rights movement, said Sunday on ABC's "This Week". "I think that there are people that are looking for an apology".

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"First stop would be Osu Castle, Elmina Castle, and the over 40 Forts that detained about 30 million slaves, beaten and shipped out like sardine cans and then I will tell you the history of Africa and why people like you made that a "shithole" continent".

"I was in a meeting directly afterwards where those who were present spoke about the meeting. The folks from DACA should know the Democrats are the ones that aren't going to make a deal". "We are ready, willing and able to make a deal, but they don't want to". Perdue said "the potential is there" for a deal to protect the "Dreamers" but that Democrats needed to get serious. The Dreamers would be allowed to stay but not become United States citizens, according to Flake.

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes", whose entire populations who are not white, are therefore not welcome", said Rupert Coleville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. He's said he has "a wonderful relationship with Haitians".

Trump announced in September he was scrapping the DACA program but delayed enforcement to give Congress six months - until March - to craft a lasting solution.

Unless the order is overturned by a higher court, DACA recipients will now be eligible to submit renewal applications and the government will be required to "post reasonable public notice" that the program is once again active.